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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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GOIS, Amanda Regina da Silva et al. Representações sociais de profissionais do sexo homossexuais, travestis e mulheres transexuais sobre a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2020, n.38, pp.121-135. ISSN 1409-4568.

The objective of this study is to analyze the social representations of sex workers about HIV / AIDS. It is outlined as a qualitative, descriptive-exploratory study of social representations with a procedural approach. Fifteen sex workers participated in the study, these men having sex with men, homosexuals, transvestites and transsexualwomen. Data were collected through a structured interview and sociodemographic questionnaire, from March 2015 to March 2016. The evaluation content analysis was used as a technique. The social representations of the subjects of the study on HIV / AIDS presented conceptual elements on the virus and disease, vulnerability; Consequences; Prevention; and transmission. It is concluded that the participants showed in their representations the deficit of health promotion strategies on the subject, focused on their needs and specificities of sex workers.

Keywords : Nursing; HIV; Health-promotion; Homosexuality; Sex-professionals.

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